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Colorado Public Radio To Launch Alternative Music Station In Denver

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

Beginning this fall, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will start broadcasting a new music station on 1340 AM in the Denver metro area and online at their w...

Rock, Riots, Rebellion and the Real Notting Hill

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

This neighborhood is alive, vibrant, colorful, stylish and oh so charming with its mostly Victorian townhouses. People chat on stoops, and rare and forgotten psychedelic tunes waft out of flats.

Raging Against The Machine: Tom Morello's Nightwatchman Persona

Michael Gilmour | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

With all the rhetorical force and righteous anger of the prophets, the Nightwatchman's biblically literate activism rails against the individuals and institutions responsible for the plight of the needy

U2 at Angel Stadium and New Sounds From Ireland's Essential Bands

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

For this tour, interrupted by a back injury and successful treatment for frontman Bono, U2 appears on stage in puffs of smoke reminiscent of our infamous SoCal smog.

Remembering Clarence Clemons: On Meeting "The Big Man" in "The Big House"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Perhaps you've heard, Clarence Clemons, "The Big Man" in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, passed away on Saturday, about a week after suffering a massive stroke, at the age of 69. It's hard to imagine him silent, both musically and verbally.

Childhood Vaccines: Music to the World's Ears

Bill Roedy | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Bill Roedy

Each year more than 1.7 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Childhood immunization has the power to change this. I am calling on CEOs and corporate executives to join me in the fight to reduce child mortality.

"Nothing Is Wrong" with Dawes

Ben Lear | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Ben Lear

A few years ago I had the special opportunity to share some of my own songs with Marilyn and Alan Bergman, one of the greatest songwriting teams of all time. I'll never forget what they said to me after I played for them.

On This Weird Day In History: Tax-cheat Chuck Berry and President Carter Made Strange Bedfellows

Posted 08.25.2011 | Weird News

With the federal government on his tail for tax evasion already in 1979, rock and roll legend Chuck Berry might have been a surprise pick for then-Pre...

Taylor Momsen Talks Pretty Reckless and Shutting Up Critics

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with the pretty face who melts faces by phone last week, and asked her about silencing the critics, being labeled "a bad girl," and whether or not she's done with acting altogether.

Fashion Meets Music at New 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit

Chloé Harris | Posted 07.12.2011 | Style
Chloé Harris

The link between music and fashion is a beautiful thing, and a crucial one. What would Madonna's 1990 Blond Ambition tour have been without the cone bra bustier designed for her by Jean Paul Gaultier?

A Chat With the Sunset Marquis GM of 20 Years, Rod Gruendyke

Victoria Namkung | Posted 06.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Victoria Namkung

I recently caught up with one of L.A.'s top hotel general managers, Rod Gruendyke, who has been at West Hollywood's Sunset Marquis for more than 20 years.

Global Beat Fusion: Ben Harper's Blues and Lord Echo's Melodies

Derek Beres | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

On his forthcoming album, Give Till It's Gone, Ben Harper's penchant for turning the tragic uplifting continues.

Music: Teddy Thompson Shines at City Winery

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

2011-03-19-teddy.jpgPoor Teddy Thompson. The New York Times calls him "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation."

Rock Legends Rock The Night

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-...

Left Banke at Joe's Pub: Utterly Transcendent

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The last time the Left Banke stepped onto a stage to perform together as a band was 1969, so to say those in the audience at Joe's Pub last weekend we...

On Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What

Elvis Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elvis Costello

These days it might court shallow mockery to sing so openly of our humanity, mortality and divinity but not with music to make these themes fly or words containing such wit, grace and humility.

WATCH: Finding The Bowery's Rock & Roll Roots

GloboMaestro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
GloboMaestro

CBGB was once the center of New York's punk-rock scene on the Bowery. But do you know about the club's latest incarnation? City insider, Laura Cooper...

Is American Idol Tarnishing Steven Tyler's Legacy?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

With American Idol back for its 10th season, some music fans are wondering how Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler can fit into the mix at the judges tabl...

Country Boy Guitars: Smoking And Music Together At Last

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thrillist

Playing the guitar and smoking have many things in common, all of which center around you looking cool as hell. Combining the two for maximum awesom...

10 Bands That Shook the World: Part I

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Pollack

It's always fun to debate the merits of the best bands, artists and songs of all time. I have a favorite exercise at dinner parties where we go around...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

Before you can Taste the Love, you first have to Make the Love

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robbie Gennet

Monday, November 22. I'm drinking black tea with sugar, flying east with the sun across the vast Atlantic towards the continent where I reside. It is ...

Frontier Records: 30 Years of Los Angeles Punk Cred

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

Lisa Fancher loves rock and roll, especially punk rock. She started out as a journalist, but then realized that by starting a record label she could...

"Rain" On Their Parade: Why the NY Times review of "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles On Broadway" is All Wet

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Rotondi

In his hugely condescending review of the newly opened show, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway, ("Another Long and Winding Detour," Oct. 26, ...

The Mud Queens Of Chicago Change Things Up For Halloween With Blood Wrestling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Mud Queens of Chicago aren't afraid to change things up. With Halloween just around the corner, they want to get fans ready for some gore--and wil...